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Protest Rally at the Capitol #miunion

Join progressives, workers, families and other citizens from across the state in protesting against 86% tax cut for corporations, 36% tax hikes for workers and retirees, proposed elimination of food safety inspectors, assaults on collective bargaining, abandonment of clean energy policies and the Emergency Financial Manager bill that guts democracy. We’ll be culling the Twitterverse…

Value for Michigan CEOs

Governor Rick Snyder’s “winners and losers” budget proposes raising taxes on low-income workers and senior citizens to give an 82 percent tax break to corporations and other businesses.   Governor Snyder calls that Value for Michigan. It should be called Value for Michigan CEOs, reflecting a proposed state budget that is more like a Monopoly game…

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Remember a year ago when Rep. Kim Meltzer sponsored SB 1070? SB 1070 was a law aimed at undocumented immigrants and heavily drawn from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s immigration law. Remember how you wrote Rep. Kim Meltzer emails and called and she eventually dropped the entire endeavor? Well, Rep. Dave Agema has picked up the…

Twitterverse Reaction to Snyder Budget

Below is a sampling of some of the Tweets sent out today in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal. @gretchenwhitmer Gretchen Whitmer I don’t need a study with metrics to tell me that slashing education and elimination of EITC is NOT the ‘right thing’ for kids in Michigan. —————————————————————————————————————- @joedisano Joe DiSano I am…

Descent into madness

Get ready for March madness, by which I mean a brutal, full-contact assault on public employees, their unions and, in the words of Campaign for America’s Future analyst Dave Johnson, “on government and democracy itself.” Beginning today when President Obama unveils his federal budget proposal, and on to Thursday when Gov. Snyder does the same…

Fossil Fred Upton Invites Disaster

What happened to Rep. Fred Upton? Fred used to have reasonable ideas about climate disruption and potential solutions, that is, he accepted the reams of scientific data proving the disruptive nature of carbon emissions. Fred backed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and supported the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Fossil Fred…